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Why do certain faulty genes only cause cancer in some parts of the body?

Category: Science blog April 10, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our international team of scientists are tackling a fundamental question about how cancer develops: why do some gene faults only cause cancer in certain organs?

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Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

Category: Science blog March 28, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Category: Science blog March 21, 2019 11 comments

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Category: Science blog March 18, 2019 0 comments

Lab-grown cells live on liquid food called cell culture media. But off-the-shelf recipes could be skewing experiments, posing a challenge for cancer research.

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International Women’s Day: a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in cancer research 

Category: Science blog March 8, 2019 6 comments

Less than 1 in 5 Wikipedia biographies are about women. And we wanted to change that. We held International Women’s Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and update pages about women in cancer research.

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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

Category: Science blog February 14, 2019 14 comments

This entry is part 18 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

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Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Category: Science blog January 23, 2019 16 comments

This entry is part 17 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

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Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

Category: Science blog January 14, 2019 7 comments

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series Our milestones

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

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Our top researchers share their ambitions for 2019

Category: Science blog January 2, 2019 52 comments

We asked some of our top researchers to share their personal ambitions for 2019 and the key trends that they hope to see emerge in their field.

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Our 5 biggest cancer research stories from 2018

Category: Science blog December 17, 2018 11 comments

This year we’ve taken important steps towards tackling the most aggressive cancers and making treatments kinder for kids, all thanks to your generous donations.

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